Chapter 10

The Cloud

Abstract

Moving data onto the Internet or to private fiber links means another dimension to storage networking, with gateways, compression, and deduplication on the one hand, and efficient transfer protocols on the other. Data access has its own methods, too, while adding the hybrid cloud to the equation creates further changes.

Keywords

AWS; Azure; Cloud; Cloud hosting; Containers; COTS; Datacenter power; Future clouds; Google; HDD; Hybrid cloud; No-repair; Object storage; OpenStack; Public cloud; Rackable; SDI; SDN; SDS; SSD; Storage appliances; Telco; VCloud air; Zero-chill
The cloud is a massive move away from the concept of companies owning their own datacenter. An idea that would have been launched at in the 1980s is now ...

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